Candice Dupree scored 20 points, including six straight in a key third-quarter sequence, and grabbed seven rebounds, leading the Phoenix Mercury past the New York Liberty 94-87 Tuesday night for the Mercury's fifth straight win.
DaWanna Bonner went 5 of 8 from beyond the 3-point arc and also had 20 points for the Mercury, who have won eight of nine since losing their first three games of the season.
Cappie Pondexter led the Liberty with 17 points and six rebounds. New York has lost three of its last four.
Diana Taurasi, just chosen WNBA Western Conference player of the month, added 16 points and 10 assists on an off-shooting night (5 of 14). Top overall draft pick Brittney Griner had 18 points and five rebounds for the Mercury.